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CDFC versus Sturt – since 2012

Entering round 16 this year, the Dogs have played Sturt on 10 occasions since the beginning of the 2012 season, with Centrals victorious on 6 occasions and the Double Blues winning 4.

The “Dogs are coming off a loss and a bye, while the “Blues are coming off a bye and a loss.

Over these 10 games, Centrals have converted at 52.0% for an average score of 13 goals 12 behinds (90), while Sturt have converted at a rate of 54.5% - averaging 12 goals 10 behinds (82).

The Bulldogs average winning margin over this time has been 32 points, whilst Sturt have an average winning margin of 30.

Centrals have scored less than 10 goals or less in 3 of the last 5 clashes, while the Double Blues have scored 10 goals or less in 1 of the last 5 games.

Quarters Won     CDFC    SFC   Drawn
First    5   4   1
Second    8   2    
Third   3   7    
Fourth   6   4    

While first quarters won are pretty well even, Centrals have won 5 of the last 6 second quarters by around 2 goals, with Sturt winning the last 2nd quarter by 16 points.

In each of 3 losses since 2012, the Dogs have not won a 3rd quarter against the side from Unley. In final quarters, Centrals have won 4 of the last 6 final terms (average quarter winning margin of 20 points).

The last time either side won all 4 quarters in a game against each other was in round 16 2012 when the ‘Dogs won by 79 points.

Over these last 10 games, the highest score by the “Dogs has been 20 goals 12 (132) in round 7 2013 and Sturt’s highest being 16 goals 11 (107) in round 7 2015.

2016 Form:
CDFC – W, b, L, L, W, W, b, L, W, sg, W, L, W, W, L
Attack – 2nd best
Defence – 4th best

SFC – L, b, W, W, W, W, b, W, W, W, W, W, W, b, L
Attack – 5th best
Defence – 2nd best


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